10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Billings
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Escape the urban bustle at Highline Trail and St.Mary Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iceberg Lake Trail and Running Eagle Falls. Change things up with a short trip to The Polebridge Mercantile in Polebridge (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Two Medicine Lake, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip builder website.

Calgary, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Calgary in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Highline Trail ©
Must see
Highline Trail
4.8
Virginia Falls ©
Must see
Virginia Falls
4.9

1
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Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, look for gifts at The Parrot Confectionery, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helena vacation planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Helena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Helena is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planning website.

Drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Helena - with highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Billings.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Earthquake Lake ©
Must see
Earthquake Lake
4.7

1
night
Billings

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks, then examine the collection at Moss Mansion, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Billings road trip website.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Billings takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, you will find days in Billings are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Billings

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Moss Mansion ©
Must see
Moss Mansion
4.7

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 10th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Missouri Headwaters State Park. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Gallatin Canyon and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman day trip planner.

Drive from Billings to Bozeman in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Billings in August, Bozeman is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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